Ubucon Europe 2018 propose


The UbuCon Europe in Germany and France have been a great success for the European Ubuntu community the last two years.
We would like to organize the next UbuCon Europe in Spain, with the work of users who can personally commit it by themselves.

The proposed dates would be 27th, 28th and 29th of April 2018, because it is a good time of the year for teachers & students and it would coincide with the expected release of Ubuntu 18.04.

The chosen city would be Xixón [1][2] a city in the Principality of Asturies [3] in the north of Spain.

More precisely, the place selected for the event would be Antiguo Instituto [4][5], built in 1797 as a centre for scientific and technical education. Currently it is a public place, maintained and managed by the City Council, and it is a reference place for cultural diffusion.
The list of available places would be:

  • Assembly Hall for conferences [6].
  • Conference Hall [7].
  • Workshops room [8].
  • Central area for stands [9].

Xixón has excellent connections from many different cities in Spain and Europe, and the costs for potential participants and visitors would be quite affordable:

  • Airport [10]: Direct flights from several Spanish and European cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Paris, Venice, Lisbon, London and Geneva.
  • Train: From Madrid.
  • Bus: From Madrid.

In summary, we have the date, the place and a team of enthusiastic people, so we want to propose to organize the next (3rd) Ubucon Europe.

We are looking forward to receiving news from you soon.

Best regards and thank you in advance. On behalf of:
Fco. Javier Teruelo de Luis
Francisco Molinero
Sergi Quiles Pérez
Antonio Fernandes
Paul Hodgetts
Santiago Moreira
Joan CiberSheep
Fernando Lanero
Manu Cogolludo
Marcos Costales

[1] http://people.ubuntu.com/~costales/ubucon/pics/1.png
[2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/43.5317/-5.6653
[3] http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=8/43.274/-5.847
[4] http://people.ubuntu.com/~costales/ubucon/pics/2.jpg
[5] http://people.ubuntu.com/~costales/ubucon/pics/3.png
[6] http://people.ubuntu.com/~costales/ubucon/pics/4.jpg
[7] http://people.ubuntu.com/~costales/ubucon/pics/5.jpg
[8] http://people.ubuntu.com/~costales/ubucon/pics/6.jpg
[9] http://people.ubuntu.com/~costales/ubucon/pics/7.jpg
[10] https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeropuerto_de_Asturias#Destinos_y_aerol.C3.ADneas


This looks promising !

As said via pm, just ask if you need help with the speaker/talk managing website. I’m going to tell my manager to lock those dates for me :slight_smile:

really, very, looking forward to see you there already !!!

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This is great news, especially the success of these conferences.

Are these events mostly centered around people of the Ubuntu community from Europe or is the name due to its location ?

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Less than 6 months! I can’t wait \o/


Hi, it is from the location, but open for anyone from anywhere, of course :slight_smile: a hug


You may count on me to be there!
I’ll be very please to go even if from my current location I don’t have a direct flight.

If you guys need help, you know where to found me.
I’ll schedule my vacations as soon as this is official.

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Looks great, thanks to everyone who will organize this. I’ll definitely come, really looking forward to seeing everyone again!


Awesome!!! I will be there! It will be amazing to meet eveyone again!! :slight_smile:


Una muy buena noticia :sunglasses:

We are waiting for you!

Hi, thanks to all of you for the encouragement |o/
As there were not more proposes, we’ll work from now for a great Ubucon Europe 2018 in Spain!
We are hoping to see you in Xixón!
A hug!

PS: If you’ll come, please, join into the official channel in Telegram. You’ll be in touch about news about the event, discounts in transport and hotels

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